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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Finals 2019

Date:August 26, 2019

The Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Finals were held in the Bishop Centre 22 August. Dedication, preparation and good sportsmanship

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2019 Gala Concert | Friday 30 August

Date:August 5, 2019

No entry fee – all welcome.    

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Junior School Variety Night 2019

Date:July 25, 2019

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tickets now available for “Harry Potter & The Wizard of Oz” – 2019 Junior School Variety Night.

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships – Round 2 2019

Date:May 31, 2019

TAS Teams enjoyed excellent success in Round 2 of the FNQ Interschool Championships held on 28 May due to their

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2019

Date:March 12, 2019

It was great to see 294 students competing in Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships last

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Remembering Kara

Date:February 25, 2019

Today, we celebrated the life of much-loved teacher Miss Kara Pylypiuk.    The TAS Community is in mourning at the

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Principal’s Blog – “Sausage Factory” Schooling Model

Date:September 16, 2019

I recently had a terrific conversation with a university academic about the schooling model in Australia. Her view was very

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Principal’s Blog – Quality Educators

Date:August 29, 2019

As educators, we are continually looking at ways of improving the learning outcomes of the students in our schools. At

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – The School’s Role in Developing Social and Resilient People

Date:June 24, 2019

I was fortunate enough to listen to a podcast recently of Bernard Salt who presented to the Independent Schools State

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Principal’s Message – Trinity Day 2019

Date:June 17, 2019

For those who missed the Trinity Day message from Principal Paul Sjogren about the importance of the three pillars of

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Principal’s Blog – Student Gain Analysis | NAPLAN

Date:June 5, 2019

NAPLAN Student Gain Analysis 2016 – 2018 data One way of measuring the quality of teaching and learning at a

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TAS – Top 3% of Secondary Schools

Date:March 7, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, We were pleased to receive contact recently from the federal government’s Chair of the Standing Committee on

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Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

certII_photoStudents at TAS can obtain a qualification in outdoor recreation by enrolling in the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation program. This in depth course includes a range of outdoor pursuits that help to develop students into future outdoor leaders.


First Year Students

Term I

Hiking introduction and day trips to Pete’s Falls, Glacier Rock and Centenary Lakes for navigation exercises. Class visits from local outdoor gear specialists.

Expedition for three days to Stannary Hills and the Walsh River

Term II

White water canoeing introduction with day trips down the Mulgrave River and pool sessions at TAS.

Three day expedition on the Mulgrave River.

Term III

Climbing, abseiling and caving introduction with day trips to Aeroglen Quarry and Barron Gorge.

Expedition for three days to Chillagoe for caving and abseiling.

Term IV

Students are introduced to kayaking in preparation for Term V next year.

Two day Remote Area First Aid Course.


Second Year Students

Term V

Introduction to white water kayaking with day trips down the Mulgrave River and pool sessions at TAS.

Expedition for three days to the Mulgrave River.

Term VI

Advanced hiking focus with day trips to the Blue Arrow and Walsh’ Pyramid.

Three day journey expedition to summit and traverse Mt Emerald with two waterfall abseils.

Term VII

Advanced climbing and abseiling with day trips to Aeroglen quarry. Update resuscitation qualifications

Climbing and abseiling expedition for three days to Mt Stewart Townsville with indoor climbing session at Anaconda.

Term VIII

Graduation

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